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The U.S. General Services Administration recently added Green Globes as an additional third-party green building certification system for federal government construction projects. With this addition, many are now asking about...more
Water infrastructure projects across the nation may soon have access to innovative financing programs and increased public-private partnership (P3) opportunities. House Bill 3080 (2013) or the Water Resources Reform and...more
Following the 412-4 vote in the U.S. House on Tuesday and the 91-7 vote in the U.S. Senate yesterday, the president is expected to quickly sign into the law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). In...more
Public-private partnerships (P3s) received significant attention at the 2014 Florida Logistics and Trade Conference. The overall consensus of the conference’s P3 Panel, which was moderated by Albert Dotson, is that the state...more
After seven years of effort, Congress passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. President Obama is poised to add his signature. This is a vitally important piece of legislation for BB&K clients and...more
On Monday, Alaska’s legislature approved Senator Sean Parnell’s plan to join four energy companies in moving ahead on plans to build infrastructure to transport and market 35 trillion cubic feet of North Slope gas to be...more
On March 5, 2014, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2126, the “Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014.” The bill was co-sponsored by Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.). The bill...more
On December 5, 2013, President Obama issued a memorandum establishing (1) a new goal for federal agencies’ use of renewable energy and (2) new energy management directives (Memorandum). By fiscal year 2020, the Memorandum...more
On October 15, 2013, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (the Board) will begin accepting applications for solar projects under Subsection (q) of the New Jersey Solar Act (the Act). See N.J.S.A. 48:3-87(q).
On 8 September 2013, Tokyo was chosen as the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo is set to host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from 25 July - 9 August 2020, and the Paralympic Games from 25 August...more
The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) was a public-private partnership (PPP) model introduced by the United Kingdom government back in 1992 as a tool to engage the private sector to design, construct, finance and operate...more
The current state of Italian project finance is the result of a trend initiated more than 20 years ago, when public resources started to become scarce and the construction or infrastructure needed private funds to be carried...more
On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 73 into law as part of the state budget package. The bill established a Clean Energy Job Creation Fund, into which up to $550 million each year will be transferred from California’s...more
California’s prompt payment laws are scattered throughout the state’s Business and Professions Code, Public Contracts Code and Civil Code, and their applicability varies depending on the type of project, the type of payment,...more
As we have previously reported, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently adopted policies requiring Buy America compliance for utility relocations for federally funded...more
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report titled Private Financing of Public Infrastructure: Risks and Options for New York State, which chronicles the state’s public-private partnership progression and...more
On Tuesday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that the first auction of leases of offshore wind areas will be held on July 31. Even though it now looks as though Cape Wind will eventually get to the finish...more
As we have previously reported, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued guidance holding that "Buy America applies to any utility work that is accomplished as a result of a Federal-aid highway project", unless...more
The United States Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 by an overwhelming 83-14 margin on May 15, 2013. The legislation included an amendment sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sherrod Brown...more
When passing risk through to various sub-contractors to a PPP or energy infrastructure project, it is important to ensure that the core sub-contracts are drafted on a ‘back-to-back’ basis with the project agreement. This...more
Three out of four is an exceptional batting average, but renewable energy advocates are undoubtedly disappointed by the one big loss they suffered in the recent legislative session.
Three bills related to solar energy and...more
Infrastructure development has helped define Canada. Currently, Canadians lead the world’s infrastructure development projects. The infrastructure required for resource development projects such as the oil sands are some of...more
On 23 May 2012 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (CMU) adopted two Resolutions on Holding Tenders for the Award of Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) for the Extraction of Hydrocarbons within the Foros and Skifska Areas...more
Legal Alert: Damon Key's quarterly update - Construction Law, Renewable Energy, Appellate Developments, and Premises Liability (Feb. 2012) ...more
An article comparing the contract administration and project management roles found in JCT, NEC and FIDIC.
May be of most interest to those in the process engineering industries....more
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